tax return, woohoo!…

…of $22, state and federal combined 🙂 Actually, this is great news, since I made several thousand dollars in fellowship last year that didn’t have anything deducted from it, so I was worried I’d have to pay this year. On the other hand, my job deductions were very strange due to the lump-sum payment I got in the fall, so I was pretty sure that enough “extra” had come out of that one to compensate. And it did, obviously, working out almost exactly equally. I spent about $20 on brunch today, which I don’t do often these days, so that’s that.

Anyone have a more exciting tax return story to tell?

4 thoughts on “tax return, woohoo!…

  1. Hi C! I’m slowly digging out of my work backlog and popping in to see how my old blog buddies are doing. So glad you’re still at it! I don’t mean this in a one-uppy way, but just since you asked for exciting stories… I was reminded why we keep a sizeable life happens fund today when I finished our taxes, and found that we owe the feds $8000+ (!!!!!!). Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good problem to have, and I totally believe in taxes, but the thought of writing ANYONE a check that big makes me want to throw up in my mouth a little. 😡 But then I reminded myself that we only have one more round of taxes at this rate, and then our tax bills will be itty bitty. So yay!

    1. thesingledollar says:

      $8000! Wow! You…make a lot more money than I do 🙂 I once filed, then got a letter from the IRS saying I owed them some amount of money. Was it $700 or $7000? I honestly can’t remember and you would think that would make a difference! But whatever it was, I definitely did not have it (this was in my very broke freelance days. Now even $7000 wouldn’t totally break me, though I would certainly not be happy.) Anyway, it turned out I had made a mistake on my 1040 and I didn’t owe them the money after I filed a corrected form so it was fine in the end. But it definitely caused some panic….

  2. Jason says:

    Congrats on the $22. We had a net payment to the government of $400. Last year we have to pay them almost $2000 so it is getting better and we made more money. I also reiterate that we are glad to see you back at it.

    1. thesingledollar says:

      Yay! I think as long as you’re within a few hundred dollars either way you’re doing about right. It’s certainly more fun to get money back than to owe, though. Maybe you’ll hit it exactly right next year….

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